A Short Guide To NASCAR Championship Weekend At Phoenix Raceway

The weekend that NASCAR fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. The NASCAR Championship is on November 7, but NASCAR fans will also have other series championships to enjoy over the weekend. November 5-7 has several events that NASCAR fans and bettors will enjoy. These events include concerts, qualifying races, and, of course, the championship races. 

However, NASCAR bettors have special deals to look forward to. Phoenix Raceway has a partnership with Barstool Sportsbook. That partnership will result in exclusive promotions for NASCAR bettors. For Chase Elliott fans, that’ll be particularly exciting. He won the 2020 NASCAR Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. (A promotion goading bettors to bet on a second consecutive Chase Elliott win would be hard to pass up.) Here’s everything bettors need to know about the NASCAR Championship Weekend.

Championship Schedule 

There are many concerts, expos, and other events to enjoy before and after races. However, the core of any NASCAR event is the races. Here’s the schedule of the qualifying races and championship races over the weekend: 

Friday, November 5NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice8:05-8:55 AM
Friday, November 5NASCAR Cup Series Practice 1:05-1:55 PM
Friday, November 5NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying 2:05 PM
Friday, November 5NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice3:05-3:55 PM
Friday, November 5Lucas Oil 150 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship5:00 PM
Saturday, November 6ARCA Menards Series West Practice & Qualifying9:00-10:30 AM
Saturday, November 6AZ Lottery 100 - ARCA Menards Series West Championship12:00 PM
Saturday, November 6NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying 2:35 PM
Saturday, November 6NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying4:00 PM
Saturday, November 6NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 5:30 PM
Sunday, November 7Series Finale 500 - NASCAR Cup Series Championship1:00 PM

then compete in. However, Sunday is all about the NASCAR Cup. There are plenty of events throughout the morning to keep NASCAR fans busy. But at 1:00 PM, NASCAR fans have 312 miles of racing to look forward to. 

NASCAR Cup Futures Odds    

This year’s NASCAR Cup is shaping up to be a three-way contest between Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, and Denny Hamlin. Here’s where these racers stand across several major sportsbooks

DraftKingsBetMGMBetMGMBarstool Sportsbook
Kyle Larson+190+175+190
Chase Elliott+350+350+250
Denny Hamlin+400+400+270
Martin Truex Jr.+450+450+350

It’s no wonder that Chase Elliott is one of the favorites to win this NASCAR Cup. He won one in 2020, and he’s a consistently strong racer. However, it’s even less surprising to see Kyle Larson in the favorite position. He has a long history of standing off against Chase Elliott and winning. He’s done it during 2021 at Sonoma and Watkins Glen. He did it in 2017 to win his third NASCAR Cup race. Matchups between Larson and Elliott promise intense racing.   

However, Denny Hamlin has also battled against Kyle Larson over the years. In 2021, Hamlin beat Larson at the South Point 400. In 2017, Hamlin broke his 28-race losing streak by beating Larson at a NASCAR Cup race. He’s another interesting racer whose history with Kyle Larson will heat up the NASCAR Cup Championship in Phoenix

Martin Truex Jr. is the underdog of the group. However, he has four wins this season while Hamlin and Elliott only have two each. Truex Jr. managed to beat Larson at Darlington earlier this season. However, Larson came in right behind him to secure second place.

Although Kyle Larson is dominating this season, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex Jr. will make worthy competitors.   

Championship Weekend At Phoenix Raceway 

Championship Weekend is shaping up to be a thrilling weekend of racing. Kyle Larson is the favorite to win the NASCAR Cup in Phoenix. However, Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin are talented drivers, too. They’ve also got something to prove against Kyle Larson. The target on Larson’s back combined with two drivers with histories with him will inflame tensions during Sunday’s NASCAR Championship race. 

However, there are other events to be excited about, too. There are practices, qualifying races, and championships in other series. The Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series, and ARCA Menards Series West Championships are all happening over the weekend. There are also driver Q&As, concerts, and vendors to visit over the weekend. 

NASCAR is a major event that offers something for race fans, families, and now, sports bettors. Barstool Sportsbook is partnered with the Phoenix Raceway. So, bettors attending the weekend’s events should watch for any exclusive deals available to them from Barstool Sportsbook. 

Between the friendly rivalries on the track and potential exclusive sports betting promotions, there’s a lot to look forward to during NASCAR’s Championship Weekend in Phoenix.    

About the Author

Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a writer tucked into the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colorado.